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Benjamin Adekunle
General Benjamin Adekunle
Nickname The Black Scorpion
Born (1936-06-26)26 June 1936
Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria
Died 13 September 2014(2014-09-13) (aged 78)
Lagos, Nigeria
Allegiance Nigeria
Service/branch Nigerian Army
Years of service 1958–1974
Rank General
Commands held 3 Marine Commando
Battles/wars

Congo Crisis

Nigerian Civil War

Benjamin Adesanya Maja Adekunle (26 June 1936 – 13 September 2014) was a Nigerian Army leader. He served as general during many important Nigerian battles. Some of which, he is known for fighting at the Congo Crisis battles and fought during the Nigerian Civil War. He began his service years in 1958. He retired in 1974.

Adekunle died in Lagos, Nigeria, aged 78.


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